Saturday, September 21, 2013
Have to go to Parents Weekend right now, here are your combatants, unedited (and without links or pics)
use this…found a typo! dammmit.
early pick while the nd line at 7 and md line at 6.5…note, I wrote this yesterday.
both of my lines have moved…2 points in my favor on the nd game and 1.5 on the md game… just in case anyone says, “hey…what’s the dillio?...” okay tough guy?
Coming in at 4-5 to Mark’s 7-2, The Danimal (TD) needs to make a push here in Week 4. Does it seem small if I keep adding my money bet record is also at 7-2? Well color me Rob. Why don’t I bet the same you ask? Well, last week I did, 3 of the 4 games anyway with the other being an anti-Jags bet. Yeah, I’m a fan of theirs but right now I’m just rooting for #1 Draft Pick.
West Virginia +6.5 at Maryland: When was the last time Maryland was a favorite against the Mountaineers? Nineteen hundred and Never is my guess. That’s irrelevant now. Doesn’t matter. What matters is today people! Maryland is 3-0! They’ve scored 40+ points per game!
The ‘eers, remember them – they almost lost to the Lame’o’s of Laycock. At home! Twerps are producing some points by way of the airways too, which is not a stregthfth of the boys from Mo-town, defending the pass that is. And that’s why I’m going with the Magic from Motown! Huh? Well I failed to mention the Terps’ wins were against Florida International, ODU, and UConn, a combined 1-7. At least WVU went into Norman and gave ‘em a run. And since College Park is within 500 miles of West by God, you’ll see many a muskets and coonskin caps around town, making Dana’s boys feel right at home. And who names their kid Dana? I feel bad for him. Come here buddy, let’s hug it out! TAKE ME HOOOOOME COUNTRY ROOOOAAADS…..TO THE PLACE…..I BELONG WEST VIRGINIAAAA MOUNTAINEERS!
Michigan State +7 at ND: Wait what?! Huh? Before seeing this line I would have thought at best that it would have been a pick’em and 3,4 points at most in favor of the Irish. The greeny’s from East Lansing I am told are strong to very strong as dogs on the road. These are two average teams, one of which has YET to cover a spread. I’m expecting a real close one here because Notre Dame simply aren’t world beaters. To steal a little bit of Guy Fieri’s schtick… “ya got the great record against the spread on the road, ND’s struggles against everyone due to a lackluster D, and a rivalry that typically begets last minute drama, and I gotta take the Spartans with me to Flavortown!”
North Texas vs Georgia Over/Under 66.5: The final score to this game will be 49-17. Forty-nine plus seventeen = sixty-six. Sixty-six << sixty-six and a half. ‘Nuff said.
Holy shit this is one lackluster week in college football. Unless you have a particular rooting interest in a specific game, laying some money down on a few games might be the only way to make watching this Saturday full of dog baby games worth it. Luckily for me, Florida takes on Tennessee to kick off their SEC season AND I'm a degenerate gambler. So, per usual, a big fall Saturday is in store for me. And, since you're reading this, that also means some wagering advice for you.
Michigan (-17.5) at UConn: Danimal was a week early in taking Michigan. I can't say I blame him though. He watched the Wolverines take a part his beloved Fighting Irish two weeks ago in impressive fashion. Then he saw Toledo coming to town and figured there was no way a MAC team led by not one, but two Bowden brothers was ripe for the picking. It made sense at the time. Terry and Jeff nearly destroyed two prominent southern football programs in Auburn and FSU, respectively, and Akron hadn't won a road game in 27 consecutive attempts (now 28). Unfortunately for Danimal, last week was the classic let down game. Michigan was uninspired and sluggish for the noon kickoff against the Zips (RAYCESS!) and they barely left Michigan Stadium with a win. Michigan reverts to the form of their first two games this week against the Huskies. Partially because Michigan is a good football team who will be focused after narrowly avoiding a monumental upset, and partially because UConn is hot garbage. Hot, Italian, Paul Pasqualoni led garbage. Hail to the 18 or more point victors.
Arizona State @ Stanford (-5.5): This line started at Stanford (-7.5) and has dropped a full two points this week. I can't quite understand why enough people would be betting the Sun Devils to affect the line so dramatically, but I'm happy to take the extra points. Stanford Head Coach David Shaw has taken what Jim Harbaugh started at Stanford and kept it rolling. In fact, you could make the case he's increased the visibility and success of the Cardinal. I don't buy Arizona State. They are the west coast's poor man's Clemson. I'll believe they're a legit top 25 program when i see it consistently. Not when they luck into a win against a down Wisconsin team at home because the PAC-12 secretly substituted an ACC officiating crew for maximum fuckupedness (not a word but I like it). Stanford is much better than Arizona State. Cardinal win.
Question: What's more impressive?
This TED speech by David Shaw?
Or the girls at ASU? I'll hang up and listen
Missouri (-2) @ Indiana: This game has actually dropped to a pick 'em (but I took the Tigers a few days back). Which shows you the lack of respect that bettors have for Missouri. Indiana, per usual is absolutely awful. The Hoosiers gave up 41 points and lost at home to an very average Navy team. Missouri returns their starting QB and a number of other offensive skill position players but struggled at home against Toledo. I think Missouri will win by more than a TD but that probably had more to do with the long and storied history of Indiana Football suckitude than anything with Missouri. How the fuck did the SEC let such a shitty program Like Mizzou in to their exclusive party? Fuck if I know. Either way, the worst of the three SEC Tigers win.